I'm in the grip of what could turn out to be an expensive GAS attack. Anybody have any opinions of the Collings Eastside LC?
I have the deluxe version of the Eastside LC. Its probably my favorite hollow body that I've ever owned. I was originally looking for the sound of an ES175, built with Collings quality. Its not quite that though. The Eastside has a more acoustic quality to it, and is more refined in its sound. When I first got it, I still had my Gibson 175 and was able to compare them back to back. While I loved the sound of the Gibson, the Collings just blew it away in craftsmanship and playability. Its just a lighter built, more ergonomic guitar that just has the greatest neck of all time for me. I now prefer the sound of the Collings over a 175. The Eastside can get the dark and woody tone that a 175 in known for, but can just be a more resonant sounding guitar. I can't recommend these highly enough! Here is my video review of this guitar: